Disney Junior has greenlit a second season of its hit animated series Doc McStuffins, the network announced Tuesday.
The series about a little girl who can talk to and heal stuffed animals, will get a sophomore season run on both the 24-hour Disney Junior network as well as the Disney Junior morning block on Disney Channel, said network officials.
The series ranks as 2012's most watched cable series among Kids 2-5 and the top preschool cable TV series among Total Viewers and Women 18-49.
"The series is resonating with boys and girls across our demo kids ages 2-7. And we've heard that the show, particularly as parents watch with their kids, has opened up a family dialogue about the importance of good health and compassion," said Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide in a statement. "Importantly, we are also hearing that the show is helping to take the worry out of going to the doctor that so many young children experience. We are delighted that kids will now be able to extend their love of Doc and her toy friends beyond the screen and encourage their inherent, nurturing play patterns."
Due to the popularity of Doc McStuffins, Disney will introduce Doc McStuffins books, apparel, party goods and role play toys, dolls and accessories, beginning this summer through early 2013. A Doc McStuffins DVD will also be released on August 21, said the network.